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Ghana's ruthless corporate gold rush

Published by MAC on 2006-07-19

Ghana's ruthless corporate gold rush

19th July 2006

AngloGold Ashanti (aka Anglo Goldfields) has come under a BBC Radio Four spotlight for its operations in Ghana. The company is accused of covering up the cold-blooded shooting of an "illegal" miner operating on "its" land.

Meanwhile a large international NGO coalition, meeting in Ghana's capital Accra, has expressed its alarm at the growing attrition by mining companies on communities in the country and pledged to uphold their basic human rights.

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